PHILIP LAZEBNIK (Playwright) Philip wrote or cowrote the screenplays for the Disney animated features Pocahontas and Mulan and the DreamWorks animated features Prince of Egypt and The Legend of El Dorado, in addition to contributing to the scripts of Antz, Shrek, and numerous other films. He is currently active in Europe as a screenwriter and story consultant for features by Nordic Films, Radar Films, Zentropa, Angel Films, and others. LaZebnik's series television credits as writer-producer include Wings, Day by Day, The Torkelsons, and Almost Home. He also wrote episodes for Star Trek: Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Coauthor with Kingsley Day of the award-winning musical Summer Stock Murder, he most recently wrote the book for the musical My Fairy Tale with songs by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), to be produced in 2005 at Denmark's Gladsaxe Theatre as part of the Hans Christian Andersen bicentennial celebration. LaZebnik has served on the board of directors of the Writers Guild of America West (2001–02), the Writers Branch executive committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (2001–03), and the juries of the 1997–98 Emmy Awards, 2002 Annie Awards, 2002 Buster Film Festival (Copenhagen), and 2003 Galway Film Festival (Ireland). His screenplay for Mulan won the 1998 Annie Award for best animation screenplay.

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